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Colorists Elevate Their Talents at the Energizing Summit LA

Anne Moratto | June 17, 2014 | 3:14 PM

On June 8-9, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel LAX, hundreds attended the Energizing Summit haircolor educational conference. Over 150 separate classes were conducted by over 50 educators teaching new techniques in small classes. Also, new and emerging haircolorists attended classes dedicated to helping them prepare for the various segments of the American Board of Certified Haircolorists (ABCH) examination.

Colorists Elevate Their Talents at the Energizing Summit LA

“This is a great show. Andre has a unique commitment to training and making the industry more respected," Pat O’Donnell of Wella, the Salon Division of P&G said. "The focus here is on education and the people here want to become better colorists. It’s not a shopping or grazing show; the classes are two to three hours and many are hands-on, with mannequins.”

Marco Pelusi taught his signature highlighting technique to create the best blondes ever and Trisha Kimp Rice offered insight into Color Correction.  There were also business and brand building classes and presentations. Steve Reiss of MODERN SALON presented industry trends, and Nina Kovener shared how to stay relevant in the social and digital age and Gordon Miller talked about the building your brand on Facebook.

Colorists Elevate Their Talents at the Energizing Summit LA

Jan Caruso shared this tip for passing the performance portion of the ABCH Exam: "Buddy up with a friend and practice."

Andrea Shumate on highlighting long hair: "You have to figure out during the consultation what is going on with this hair and with your client.  Do they swim ofen? Do they wear their hair up or down? And before you do anything you have to clarify the hair."

Thia Spearing on radiance through color harmony: "Colors that are complementary pairs push against each other.  That can be a very dynamic color placement and appropriate for something like a NAHA submission."

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